Pattern Mixing with Curves and Confidence {Guest Post}

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Hi Fashionista Next Door readers! My name is Shea and I am the creator of Curves and Confidence which is my little contribution to the blogging world.  I currently reside in Miami aka the Magic City which is known for its diverse culture and beautiful people.  I am so excited to guest blog for Eboni whose blog I have been following forever!

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So who besides me decided to implement a few style and shopping resolutions for the New Year, you can see mine here.  While my list does not say anything about shopping less the fact of the matter is I need to remix my clothes more.  I have a bad habit of running out and buying new clothes instead of trying to create new outfits with what I already own.  After going back through my 2012 blog pictures I realized I have some awesome stuff that I haven’t worn in months!

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One of my favorite purchases of 2012 was this polka dot midi skirt that didn’t get much wear.  Since I haven’t worn this skirt in a while it only seemed right that I finally give pattern mixing a try.  After many failed combinations I finally decided the only logical choice was a striped shirt.  I loved the final outcome but was still a little unsure about my outfit as I walked into work.  After a few reassuring compliments from my co-workers I can proudly check pattern mixing off my fashion to-do list.  Oh and while these shoes are CUTE they hurt like heck.  I felt like I was walking on stilts all day long but beauty is pain right?

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Thank you Eboni for the guest blogging opportunity and thank you guys for reading! Don’t forget to stop by Curves and Confidence anytime, see you guys on the flip side =)

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TFND: Shea, honey…now you know I’m all over those shoes! They are HOT.com, and I love the subtle pop of color they add to your otherwise muted color palette. It’s fun and sophisticated all at the same time! CUTE! YOu also remind me that I need to get a new oxford shirt. Anyway, thanks so much for holding down the fort for me…you rock!

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19 Responses to “Pattern Mixing with Curves and Confidence {Guest Post}”

  1. Ticka says:

    Love Shea's outfit (as usual)!!! Pattern mixing is a tricky thing for me as well, but I'm getting better at it. I've decided to start out with scarves and work my way into other items.
    My recent post Progress is Success…

  2. photoman says:

    Hey Shea, the outfit is on fire girl…… And I am in love with thoes heels…Hot..Hot..Hot…. You ladys do a great job in showing how to look like million bucks. Keep killing it!

  3. Dr. R says:

    I am really falling in love with mixed prints. I have attempted this style more and more. :)

    Shea's looks great.
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  4. Rocquelle says:

    I love the subtle print mixing and pop of color Shea!!
    Rocquelle recently posted..Your Body Is Fabulous- Making a Comeback
    Rocquelle recently posted..Your Body Is Fabulous- Making a Comeback

  5. FabEllis says:

    I love this Shea! You look fabulous.

  6. Style & Poise says:

    Adorable look, Shea! Love that skirt!!

    Roni
    My recent post Checkered Shorts(Guest Post)

  7. Carsedra Glass says:

    Shea you look great, great job with the pattern mixing here!!

    Carsedra of:
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  8. Shea, looks amazing and I am in love with this entire look.
    My recent post Derek Lam – Pre-Fall 2013

  9. Beautystyleandgrowth says:

    I love that skirt.
    My recent post Feeling Autumn with Rust and Mustard

  10. jeimy says:

    love this !!! the top is simple and not too loud that it doesnt over throw the skirt omg perfection and the shoes too cute!

  11. Yoyosfashions says:

    Yes great look!!!!

  12. Melanie says:

    Gorgeous skirt!!

    xoxo
    Melanie
    My recent post Light & Comfortable

  13. Tammie Reed says:

    Very cute look, love the dots!

  14. GP says:

    Beautiful! I really like polka dots and this combo is super fashiony. Lol!

  15. Tavia says:

    Great post!!! Dots and stripes are one of my fave combos!

    Tavia
    My recent post Houndstooth & Python

  16. Sharon Blanding says:

    I love MIA and am a native, but Birmingham, AL is the true Magic City. Shout OUT!

  17. MYSWEENEE says:

    NICE!! Love mixing patterns!
    My recent post Just A Little

  18. Veronica says:

    I need to try out patterns PERIOD! i realized not to long ago that most of my stuff is plain…no patterns or anything. I'm going to make a change and at least I have some tips on mixxing to start with. Thanks for sharing!

    Pretty Girl Rock Blog

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